Thursday, July 9, 2020

Saint Gennys of Cornwall – Saint of the Day – May 2

St. Gennys of Cornwall Biography

St. Gennys of Cornwall Profile. Born: unknown in United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in England. Died: unknown in France. Feast Day is celebrated on May 2.


The Feast of St. Gennys of Cornwall – Saint of the Day

St. Gennys of Cornwall Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth unknown
Country of Birth United Kingdom in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Monks
Profession Hermit
Place of Work England
Date of Death unknown
Place of Death France
Feast Day May 2
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of  
Saint Gennys of Cornwall
St. Gennys of Cornwall

Saint’s Biography

Saint Gennys of Cornwall was a Celtic hermit who moved to an isolated site in Cornwall, England. While there he soon attracted many with his holiness. St. Gennys taught them Christianity and baptized them into the faith. The water source St. Gennys used for baptism became one of the many holy wells that dot the region and serve as points of pilgrimage. A church was built on the site in the 10th century was dedicated to his memory, which had been preserved by the locals.